Welcome to
Singapore Super 12 Circuits (SS12C)

One of the most prestigious and challenging Salon circuits ever in photography!

SS12C consist(s) of 12 monthly circuits throughout year 2019.
All acceptance(s) are eligible for PSA Star ratings.

The Gold awards from the monthly circuits will be nominated for APU Golden Dragon 2020.
The Gold award images shall be judged end of the year by a jury comprising of 12 prominent photographers from 12 countries.

For the 2019 season, the top 10 scorers in SS12C will be conferred the title of Master Exhibitor Asia Photographers Union ( MEAPU )


digiRAP
digiRAP INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
digiRAP国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

January 2019 | 一月
PSA 2019/032

www.digirap.sg

Closing Date 14th January 2019
截至日期2019年1月14日

SANDVEN IMAGE HOUSE
SANDVEN IMAGE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
昇丰影室国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

February 2019 | 二月
PSA 2019/061

www.sandvenimagehouse.com

Closing Date 18th February 2019
截至日期2019年2月18日

EVERGREEN
EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
长青国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

March 2019 | 三月
PSA 2019/109

www.evergreenipa.com

Closing Date 18th March 2019
截至日期2019年3月18日

TEMASEK PHOTO CIRCUIT
TEMASEK PHOTO CIRCUIT
淡马锡国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

April 2019 | 四月
PSA 2019/158

www.temasekphotocircuit.com

Closing Date 15th April 2019
截至日期2019年4月15日

SANDVEN
SANDVEN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
昇丰国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

May 2019 | 五月
PSA 2019/248

www.sandvenipa.com

Closing Date 6th May 2019
截至日期2019年5月6日

GOLDEN TIGER PHOTO CIRCUIT
GOLDEN TIGER PHOTO CIRCUIT
金虎国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

June 2019 | 六月
PSA 2019/234

www.goldentigerphotocircuit.com

Closing Date 3rd June 2019
截至日期2019年6月3日

Singapore Photo Circuit
SINGAPORE PHOTO CIRCUIT
新加坡国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

July 2019 | 七月
PSA 2019/277

www.singaporephotocircuit.com

Closing Date 1st July 2019
截至日期2019年7月1日

Bugis Photo Cup
BUGIS PHOTO CUP CIRCUIT
武吉士国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

August 2019 | 八月
PSA 2019/278

www.bugisphotocup.com

Closing Date 5th August 2019
截至日期2019年8月5日

CHRYSALIS PHOTO CIRCUIT
CHRYSALIS PHOTO CIRCUIT
CHRYSALIS国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

September 2019 | 九月
PSA 2019/279

www.drcipa.com

Closing Date 2nd September 2019
截至日期2019年9月2日

PHOTOVIVO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD
PHOTOVIVO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD
怡丰摄影新加坡国际摄影奖巡回赛

October 2019 | 十月
PSA 2019/280

www.pipa.sg

Closing Date 1st October 2019
截至日期2019年10月1日

SINGAPURA PHOTO CUP CIRCUIT
SINGAPURA PHOTO CUP CIRCUIT
新加坡狮城国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

November 2019 | 十一月
PSA 2019/281

www.singapuraphotocup.com

Closing Date 4th November 2019
截至日期2019年11月4日

KNOWLEDGE BOWL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
KNOWLEDGE BOWL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
知识碗国际摄影沙龙巡回赛

December 2019 | 十二月
PSA 2019/284

www.kb2007.com

Closing Date 2nd December 2019
截至日期2019年12月2日

TITLE FOR TOP 10 SCORERS IN SS12C


*Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (MEAPU)*

APU endorses the Singapore Super 12 Circuits (www.ss12c.com), a tough but rewarding marathon of 12 photography circuits recognised by PSA. The Top 10 Salonists in www.ss12c.com who accumulated the most number of points in the twelve photography circuits in that year shall be conferred the Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (MEAPU) bronze/silver/gold. In case of a tie, the participant who won more top awards shall be declared the recipient. Participants are encouraged to submit entries to all the circuits and all 3 sections in www.ss12c.com.

The first time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the top 10 in Singapore Super 12 Circuits shall be conferred Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union Bronze (MEAPU/b)

The second time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the top 10 in Singapore Super 12 Circuits shall be conferred Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union Silver (MEAPU/s)

The third time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the top 10 in Singapore Super 12 Circuits shall be conferred Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union Gold (MEAPU/g)

*Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU)*

Any photographer who was awarded the Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union Gold (MEAPU/g) shall be conferred the title Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU). This is a challenge and award that any photographer can be proud of.

The breakdown of points as follows
各奖得分如下:


PSA Gold Medal | *美国摄影学会金牌* 7 points | 七分
ICPE Gold Medal | *ICPE金牌* 7 points | 七分
APU Gold Medal | *APU金牌* 7 points | 七分
APAS Gold Medal | *APAS金牌* 7 points | 七分
PhotoVivo Gold Medal | *怡丰摄影PhotoVivo金牌* 7 points | 七分
Circuit Merit Award E-Certificate | *Circuit优越奖* 4 points | 四分
ICPE Honor Mention E-Certificate | *ICPE丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
APU Honor Mention E-Certificate | *APU丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
APAS Honor Mention E-Certificate | *APAS丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
PhotoVivo Honor Mention E-Certificate | *怡丰摄影丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
Acceptance | *入选* 1 point | 一分

Current Top 100 排行榜前100名

( Result based on 2019 First 6 Circuits 根据2019首六个巡回赛 )

What is the APU Golden Dragon Photo Award?


Presenting the 2020 jury of the APU Golden Dragon photo awards. All the gold medal winning images from the 12 highly competitive 2019 Singapore Super 12 photo circuits (www.ss12c.com) shall be nominated for the Golden Dragon Photo Award by Asia Photographers Union. The gold award images shall be judged end of the year by a jury comprised of 12 prominent photographers from 12 countries. The jury will choose the top 12 images for each of the color, mono and travel section. The winning images of the Golden Dragon Photo Award are likened to the Gold of the Gold standard. Results to be out in January 2020.

APU 金龙摄影奖2020年评委。在2019年度在新加坡超级12国际摄影沙龙巡回赛 www.ss12c.com 的金牌作品,都会有机会进入金龙摄影奖提名。彩色组,黑白组,旅游组每组会选12份作品,得到金龙摄影奖。这是金牌中的金牌。

Golden Dragon Judges


APU Golden Dragon Judge - Achim Koepf

Achim Koepf
FAPU, EFIAP, MDVF
(Germany)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Alex Fung Man Yu

Alex Fung Man Yu
FAPU, GMPSA, FRPS, EFIAP/g, FPSEA , FGPC, etc
(Hong Kong)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Andre Torres

Andre Torres
FAPU, MFIAP, GMICS, Efpf, Ed.ISF
(France)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Barun Sinha

Barun Sinha
FAPU, MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon.FIP, Hon.FICS, Hon.FSoF, etc
(India)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Claudia Xiaoli Lee

Claudia Xiaoli Lee
FAPU, GPSA, FRPS, FRPST, EFIAP, Hon.FICS, etc
(Taiwan)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Harry Woo

Harry Woo
FAPU, FRPS, FPSM, FRPST, EPSA, ESFIAP, etc
(Malaysia)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Henry Zeng

Henry Zeng
FAPU, FADPA, Hon.CPA, Hon.FICS, Hon.CPSA
(Australia)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Johnny Hendarta

Johnny Hendarta
FAPU, AFIAP, Hon.EFPSI, EFPSI, AFPSI*
(Indonesia)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Manolis Metzakis

Manolis Metzakis
FAPU, FPVS, GPU CR3, GPU Zeus, EFIAP/p, ESFIAP, etc
(Greece)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Ovi D. Pop

Ovi D. Pop
FAPU, EFIAP/s
(Romania)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Steven Yee

Steven Yee
FAPU, GPSA, FRPS, FRPST, Hon.FRPST, ESFIAP, etc
(Singapore)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Waranun Chutchawantipakorn

Waranun Chutchawantipakorn
FAPU, GMPSA, FRPS, FPST, EFIAP, PSA PTD Photo Traveler XI, etc
(Thailand)

Golden Dragon Photo Award 2019 Results


PID Colour Open

View Result

PID Monochrome Open

View Result

PTD Photo Travel (Colour)

View Result

What You Need To Know


A Circuit can consist of more than 4 salons. Each salon can have 2 or more sections such as open color, open mono, color travel, nature etc. Our salons consist of three sections namely color open, mono open and color travel. Each salon has its own group of judges. Acceptances from all the salons in the circuit shall be eligible for PSA star ratings and ROPA. Read more about star ratings and ROPA
We are here to promote salon photography and we hope our circuits serve as a good platform for photographers to level up their photographic skills by pitting and testing their images internationally. We have an easy-to-use online submission system thereby making your photo submissions to the circuits fuss-free.
Yes, you can submit the same images for all 12 circuits. But when the images achieve acceptances, they will not be eligible for submission to the same circuit in the subsequent years. PSA has an EDAS report system which salon organiser submits to PSA the list of acceptances and winners. Any duplicates will be spotted and eliminated. A very transparent process.

Every circuit will see submission of new works and repeated works from previous month circuit. They will be pitted against one another. The pressure will be different in all the circuits.

We encourage photographers to submit more new works as much as they can. In the final round of judging, should there be a tie, new images are more favoured to win the top awards compared to those images submitted repeatedly in the subsequent circuits.
Yes, we make our circuits affordable to the photographers. Our circuit has 4 salons each with 3 sections and you just pay USD35. This averaged to about USD8.50 per salon of 3 sections meaning you only pay USD2.90 for each section. Overall, it is much cheaper compared to discounted salons.
We believe that every good image deserves some awards. It will be shallow-minded and naive to think that too many awards will dilute the quality. Only the top 10% to 15% of the images will be selected for the final round to win the awards. Photographers will be discouraged if they see only 15 awards for 2000 entries which some good ones only get acceptances. Here once again we stress that good images deserve some awards.
Our judges are qualified to judge in the circuits based on their photography credentials and salon experiences. The judges are from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China and Taiwan, hence promoting photographic friendship and bonding between the different countries.
We have organised salons for more than 17 years and we know better than anyone the pitfalls and loopholes. Having similar judges will enable them to set a consistent standard as they know what images have been submitted before or won prizes before and should the same photos be submitted, they will be pitted against the new ones in a fairer way. The images are judged based on merits and technical excellence and content. In case of a tie in the final round, new images will usually be favoured over the old ones. This will prevent a situation where the same images keep winning the top awards especially in salons where the new judges are not aware of what images have won awards before and people will criticise.
The images are judged based on a scoring system. First round is judged with score 1 to 15 to select the top 25% to 35% for acceptances. This scoring will widen the scores between the images. Second round will judge the top 150 images for the 52 awards in the section.

Winners are determined based on the higher scores.
Each salon has its own set of judges. Every judge will have different scores. It is common for some photo to win top award in one salon and an acceptance in another salon.

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